Quotation Explorer - 'Hunter S. Thompson'

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S. Thompson
You can always turn your back on a person, but you can never turn your back on a drug... especially when it's waving a hunting knife in your eyes. - Hunter S. Thompson
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? - Hunter S. Thompson
We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws. - Hunter S. Thompson
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. - Hunter S. Thompson
America...just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable - Hunter S. Thompson
I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing. - Hunter S. Thompson
If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up. - Hunter S. Thompson
In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile. - Hunter S. Thompson
A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. - Hunter S. Thompson
You can turn your back on a person, but, never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye. - Hunter S. Thompson
It was almost May. I knew that New York was getting warm now, that London was wet, that Rome was hot -- and I was on Vieques, where it was always hot and where New York and London and Rome were just names on a map. - Hunter S. Thompson
To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself. - Hunter S. Thompson
Everybody has the same chance but you need to be rich... - Hunter S. Thompson
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9 to 5 hours. - Hunter S. Thompson
Cover a war in a place where you can't drink beer or talk to a woman? Hell no!" - Hunter S. Thompson
If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix... - Hunter S. Thompson
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. - Hunter S. Thompson
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. - Hunter S. Thompson
Writing is the flip side of sex - it's only good when it's over. - Hunter S. Thompson
Being shot out of a cannon is always better than being squeezed through a tube. - Hunter S. Thompson
He who makes a beast of himself relieves himself the pain of being a man. - Hunter S. Thompson
Buy the ticket take the Ride - Hunter S. Thompson
No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax This won't hurt - Hunter S. Thompson
Call on God, but row away from the rocks. - Hunter S. Thompson
Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times. - Hunter S. Thompson
We'd be fools not to ride this strange torpedo to the end. - Hunter S. Thompson
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. - Hunter S. Thompson
A word to the wise is infuriating. - Hunter S. Thompson
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. - Hunter S. Thompson
Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex. - Hunter S. Thompson
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S. Thompson
A cap of good acid costs five dollars and for that you can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and the Holy Ghost on drums. - Hunter S. Thompson
In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. - Hunter S. Thompson
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. - Hunter S. Thompson
As your attorney i advise you to take a hit out of the small brown bottle in my shaving kit. - Hunter S. Thompson
For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled. - Hunter S. Thompson
No one HAS to do something he doesn’t want to do for the rest of his life. But then again, if that’s what you wind up doing, by all means convince yourself that you HAD to do it. You’ll have lots of company. - Hunter S. Thompson
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb grey hairs - Hunter S. Thompson
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. - Hunter S. Thompson
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. - Hunter S. Thompson
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. - Hunter S. Thompson
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